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All apparel, including Hanes, Champion, Playtex, Bali, Barely There, JMS, Duofold, Wonderbra, L'eggs, Outer Banks and other licensed brands. Hanesbrands' compliance program is accredited by FLA.

From the Hanesbrands website: The significant majority of Hanesbrands products are made in company-owned plants, which gives us direct control over workplace conditions and interactions with local communities. We have an innovative worldwide business ethics program, and Hanesbrands is a participating company in the Fair Labor Association, an independent corporate social responsibility monitoring organization.

When Estofel, S.A. of Guatemala City, Guatemala, shut down in late 2007, a number of FLA affiliates—including the University of Washington, Gear for Sports, Hanesbrands and Philips-Van Heusen—led an effort with Ghim Li and the Collegiate Licensing Company that resulted in severance payments to 871 former Estofel workers from the parent company of the closed facility. Read more.

On April 17, FLA Participating Company Hanesbrands announced a new partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Chevron, and El Salvador-based NGO Glasswing International to support youth and community development in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. The new four-year agreement expands Glasswing’s school makeover program to more than 75 schools, where efforts will focus on revitalizing and rehabilitating facilities for students. At an event in Washington, DC, Celina de Sola (Glasswing), Mark Lopes (USAID), Teddy Mendoza (Hanesbrands) and William Irwin (...

On February 6, 2019, the Fair Labor Association received a Third Party Complaint from several former workers at the C.S.A. Guatemala S.A. factory requesting that the FLA investigate allegations concerning noncompliance with the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct and Benchmarks concerning a number of issues relating to Freedom of Association (including with respect to alleged wrongful dismissals), Compensation and payment of benefits, and the overall Employment Relationship.  FLA affiliated company Hanesbrands and non-affiliated company Gap, Inc.

On January 24, 2015, the Textile Union of El Salvador filed a Third Party Complaint alleging that the F&D factory maintained a system of production goals that implicitly required workers to work hours beyond their normal work schedules for which they were not compensated at overtime rates and moreover that the monetized production goals failed to reflect increases in the minimum wage approved by the government of El Salvador.  

On November 30, 2010, the Collective of Honduran Women (Colectiva de Mujeres Hondureñas, CODEMUH) filed a Third Party Complaint with the Fair Labor Association (FLA) with respect to ergonomics at facilities in Honduras owned and operated by Hanesbrands.

On February 28, 2011, FLA received a Third Party Complaint (3PC) from representatives of Sindicato de la Industria Textil y Actividades Conexas y Similares (SITS), a legally recognized union at F&D. The 3PC alleged a range of violations of FLA's Workplace Code of Conduct and Compliance Benchmarks with respect to payment of wages and benefits, overtime compensation, and freedom of association. Hanesbrands, an FLA Participating Company sourcing from F&D, is working with the factory to implement a remediation plan.

GFSI is a privately owned company that owns the brand Gear for Sports and also produces for other well known brands. Headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, GFSI produces headwear and custom decorated apparel for normal distribution channels and is also a university licensee. GFSI owns a domestic facility and works with contract facilities in the U.S. and overseas.

Click the link below to download an analysis of GFSI's compliance program as of October 2010.  (Hanesbrands acquired GFSI in November 2010.)